A crash course in changing the world.
“learn everything there is to know about the specific context”
I may have started EVOKE to change the world, but now I realize that I’m here to learn how to change it. The wealth of knowledge from people here who are actually out there doing the working is amazing. I really can’t keep up but I am trying and would like as much assistance in helping solve issues here in the Caribbean as I can manage.
The first secret that caught my attention was “Innovation comes from constraints”. I live on an island where there is abundance. The solar, wind and hydro possibilities are limitless, yet ignored. People are comfortable and learn how to adapt to “just enough”.
We recently experienced a severe drought. All our water supply comes from dams (we are surrounded by the sea). It was something that has not happened in a long time and no one was prepared. Our citizens are not trained in areas that encourage the development of sustainable technology and the utility companies are all monopolies. There are even measures in place to discourage individuals from innovation of energy alternatives.
A very significant topic not addressed in the article is the relationship or role legislature or governing bodies play in Social Innovation. While the situation varies for every country, that factor exists for us all.
I am curious to find out more about innovative irrigation practices. Please send me information if you have anything.